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Old 09-04-2008, 01:45 PM   #1
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I am a new owner of a 1987 wrangler. I have always wanted a jeep to fix up and now have found one. It runs just ok w/ a rebuilt engine that has only 36 k miles on it. The jeep has 136 k total miles. I was wondering if anyone else has fixed up a 1987 wrangler and where should I start??? Any ideas w/ pictures would be great. Thanks. *llll*

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Old 09-04-2008, 02:34 PM   #4
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hey and welcome, i'm doin a little work on my 87 yj here's the link http://www.wranglerforum.com/f8/yj-build-16980.html
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Old 09-04-2008, 03:19 PM   #5
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Old 09-04-2008, 04:25 PM   #6
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Brake problems already.

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hey and welcome, i'm doin a little work on my 87 yj here's the link http://www.wranglerforum.com/f8/yj-build-16980.html
Nice Jeep! My jeep is a little more worn. The first thing I realized today I have to do is fix the break-lines. They were rusted and one broke today. I have had the Jeep two days. Oh well part of the fun. I want to lift the jeep and was wondering if I should go w/ the flexible lines and some extra length?? Or what do you suggest??
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Old 09-04-2008, 04:26 PM   #7
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just route the existing ones better, and get longer rubber hoses. braided stainless suck.
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just route the existing ones better, and get longer rubber hoses. braided stainless suck.
When you say rute the existing ones better, what do you mean. Just replace the metal stock brake lines and when I want to lift the vehicle, extend them w/ the longer rubber hoses?? Thanks for your help.
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Old 09-04-2008, 05:14 PM   #9
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ya, and you can route the hard steel lines differently so they make it a shorter distance for the hoses. in your case you'll probably be making all new hard steel lines anyway, you don't have to route them like the factory did.
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ya, and you can route the hard steel lines differently so they make it a shorter distance for the hoses. in your case you'll probably be making all new hard steel lines anyway, you don't have to route them like the factory did.
When you purchase the hard steel lines, how do you order them if you don't get the ones that fit your Jeep?? What is the best way to route them on the 87 wrangler? Also, since you don't like the braided stainless lines, what do you like?? Sorry for so many questions. Its my first.
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Old 09-04-2008, 10:26 PM   #12
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you can buy bulk roll brake line, or straight peices and make it yourself. will need a flare tool to make it from bulk. or straight lines requires lots of measuring and fittings being put together. there's no set way to run them, just whatever makes most sense.
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Old 09-05-2008, 08:25 PM   #14
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Well, I replaced part of the brake lines. Its kind of a pain to bend it around everything. It works though. I appreciate the advice. I also have a carberator issue w/ it studdering at idle. It smells very rich. I am not sure where the mixture screw is to adjust it though. I thought it would be on the bottom of the carberator. Anyone know???

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